The Liberian Studies Association is a non-profit, scholarly organization created to provide a means for effective cooperation among persons interested in furthering research in all scholarly disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, on topics relevant to the Republic of Liberia and adjacent areas; to publish and otherwise disseminate the results of such research; to cooperate with scholarly organizations, and cultural, scientific, and educational institutions, nationally and internationally, having mutual interests in the exchange and presentation of information and ideas resulting from research in the subject field; to encourage interest in Liberian affairs; and to stimulate and facilitate academic contacts and educational exchanges between Liberia and the United States. The Liberian Studies Association produces the second oldest African studies journal published continuously in the United States.


President: Dr. Sakui Malakpa, University of Toledo
Vice President:  Dr. Saiim Naame, Association of Liberian Universities
Secretary Treasurer: Dr. Mary Moran, Colgate University
Parliamentarian:  Dr. James Guseh, North Carolina State University

D. Elwood Dunn, Sewanee-University of the South
Timothy A. Rainey, U.S. Military Academy

Past Presidents: Dr. Verlon Stone, Indiana University
Dr. Alpha M. Bah, College of Charleston
Dr. Phyllis M. Belt-Beyan, Western Michigan University
Al-Hassan Conteh, University of Liberia
Yekutiel Gershoni, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Cyril Broderick, Delaware State University
Joseph Holloway, California State University-Northbridge
Ciyata Coleman, Clark Atlanta University

Editor of LSJ : Dr. James Guseh & Dr. Emmanuel Oritsejafor
North Carolina Central State University


Contact Information

Dr. Mary Moran, Secretary Treasurer,

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Colgate University Hamilton, NY 13346
(315) 228-7548